How to be a sockpuppeteer

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Re: How to be a sockpuppeteer

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:37 pm

A great example of a sock account getting away with rotten tricks for years: it started out as "FrancesHodgsonBurnett'sTheSecretGarden" in 2010, and pulled slimy things like trying to delete the "Lolicon" article, and failing miserably. Also spent a LOT of time on Jimbotalk trying to suck up to Wales, and demonstrating a CONSIDERABLE knowledge of Wikipedia internal operations, as well as kissing Gwen Gale's bottom. This is unquestionably a sock that belongs to a longtime insider.

Later he/she/it changed the account name to "Hodgdon's secret garden". Most recently was the primary author of Jessica Krug academic scandal, an article that was obviously designed to stir shit up and TRIGGER people.

Probably a right-wing Mormon, judging simply from the top-edited articles. See? Not all of the insider pool are blatant leftists. But they all share one characteristic: a certain special variety of insanity.
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602 English translations of Homer List List Log · Page History · Top Edits
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440 List of denominations in the Latter Day Saint movement FL FL Log · Page History · Top Edits
354 Firing of Shirley Sherrod B B Log · Page History · Top Edits
353 Restoring Honor rally B B Log · Page History · Top Edits
287 Glenn Beck B B Log · Page History · Top Edits
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